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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions The Institute of Space Earth Science

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

About the School

The Institute of Space Earth Science (ISES) at Nanjing University is established in support of the School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, a leading interdisciplinary center for high education and research in Earth Sciences. The China Discipline Evaluation selected two disciplines in the national "Double First-Class" construction plan. Today, it is the home of about 120 faculty members, including six academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and about 50 national high-level professors. It hosts the State Key Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research, the Key Laboratory of Surficial Geochemistry, the Frontiers Science Center for Critical Earth Material Cycling, and the Ministry of Education. These research platforms provide state-of-the-art facilities, welcome joint research projects to scientists, and establish long-term cooperation and exchange relationships with numerous universities and institutions worldwide.

ISES is one of the first batches of institutes established by Nanjing University in the Suzhou Campus, having deep cooperation with the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on integrating Earth Science, Space Science, and Information Sciences, ISES conducts theoretical and technical research on Earth observation from space, big Earth data, and moon-based observation of the Earth and solar system, and builds a simulation platform for Earth environment and human sustainable development. ISES aims to be a renowned innovation highland, a high-level talent developing center, an international cooperation demonstration platform, and a leading institution concentrating on the research and development of space earth science.


ISES invites worldwide applications of first-class leading talents and young leading innovative talents in the fields of space earth science, remote sensing, big Earth data, and sustainable development. There are vacancies for X tenure-track assistant professor and X tenure-track associate professors this year. Higher positions for scholars with extraordinary performance are available and will be considered individually. Specific fields of research open for recruitment are:

  1. Theory and Method of Earth Observation from Space
  2. Big Earth Data Science and Technology
  3. Moon-based Observation of Earth and Solar System
  4. Sustainable Development Science


The applicant should

  1. abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, and have a passion for teaching and research;
  2. abide by the ethics of teachers, uphold academic integrity, be willing to work diligently, and have no criminal record or record in breaching the ethics of teachers and/or academic integrity;
  3. have academic training from top-ranked universities—specifically, a Ph.D in relevant disciplines, experience in studying and/or working at first-rate teaching and research institutions, and knowledge of the latest international trends and development in the relevant research field(s); The applicant for Assistant Professor should have engaged in academic research and teaching for no less than two years after receiving the doctoral degree. The applicant for Associate Professor should have engaged in academic research and teaching for no less than four years after receiving the doctoral degree.
  4. have outstanding teaching abilities—the applicant should be able to teach core and frontline courses in the corresponding discipline, and have sound teaching methodology and strong verbal skills;
  5. demonstrate outstanding research output and potential—the applicant should have publications in his/her field of research, visionary ideas about relevant fields of research plans and academic development.

Supporting Materials for Applicant

  1. A letter of application (please specify the field of research and position applied for)
  2. A detailed CV (please include a list of publications)
  3. An introduction of your research results and their innovative significance
  4. A research plan and its prospects
  5. Three reference letters
  6. An account of experience in teaching.

Please login to the talent recruitment platform of Nanjing University ( to submit the application materials required.

Compensation Package and Support

  1. An annual salary (to be negotiated)
  2. A start-up fund for research
  3. Short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount
  4. Assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.

Application deadline

Rolling recruitment until positions filled (Interviews and evaluations will be arranged in several batches).

If the number of applicants for a single post is small, it will be extended appropriately.

Policy consultation

Tel.: +86 18625186327


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